Archives: January 2008
Wed Jan 23, 2008
Not Learning about Mushrooms
I went to the Fungus Fair a earlier this month. I went just to enjoy the displays. I like the words they use to describe mushrooms, and came away with the kind of photos that Beevis and Butthead would have taken. More...
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Finally, with all this rain, the mushrooms bloom. I don't want to know their names, except for the one, the Mushroom of the West, the Amanita Muscaria, or fly agaric. I would not say that I am *in love* with these mushrooms, but I have a crush on them. More...
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Winter Sunsets at Home
Tonight, I saw one of the most beautiful sunsets of my life. The photo isn't nearly as good of course. But notice how you can see the sunset on the sea in the lower left. More...
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Tue Jan 22, 2008
Nude Not Lewd
Riding a motorcycle nude is legal in Santa Cruz. So why did the CHP pull these people over? And why are there no photos?
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Fri Jan 18, 2008
This may seem trite, but I came across these thirteen secrets about thinking creatively and I needed the reminder. Maybe you do too. More...
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Sat Jan 05, 2008
No too much has been wrecked by the storm this weekend. Oh, but Zelda's on the Capitola Wharf had its windows smashed. Click on the link to read a headline that is exactly the same every year.
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The End of the "Santa Cruz" Sentinel
I spent New Year's weekend with a friend from my City on a Hill days and she filled me in on the latest news of the alternative newspaper business. I was able to fill her in on what had happened to the Sentinel, and I realized that I hadn't posted anything about it. The paper was sold last year, and the April 30, 2007 paper was the last one printed in Santa Cruz. 150 years of daily newspapers in Santa Cruz and it ended. But the best part was being able to tell her about the wreck. As the scrapped presses were carried over the hill to their doom, they attempted to escape and closed highway 17 for hours. Soon after, Tom Honig retired, and now we're stuck with that Christian right-winger Don Miller as the editor.
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A great story in the Sentinel today about Gilda Stagnaro who died today at age 83. You probably thought she had died long ago, didn't you?
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Fri Jan 04, 2008
Stupid Dead Man
I read this story about a bicyclist who died just a few blocks from my house and had that familiar, said sinking feeling, as so many of my friends like to ride their bikes in Santa Cruz. Then I read this. More...
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I fixed all my domain problems, so I can start posting again. whew. Most IT problems are caused by IT people making untested changes and this was no exception.
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